Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jan Sneak Peek

Get ready for 2010! This kit is going to be super delightful and charming.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Old Friends, New Friends...

Hey everyone! I'm sure you've all been as busy as I have... running from party to party while meanwhile trying to finish up shopping and wrap presents. It honestly hasn't left much time for my beloved hobby. Instead, I've been mixing up batch after batch of my chocolate chip cookies (it's a recipe with a *secret* ingredient) to freeze the dough for gifts. I just shape the dough into balls and freeze them... then stick them in freezer-safe holiday containers. Then, my friends can bake the cookies whenever they're in the mood for a fresh-out-of-the-oven treat. Anyways... enough about cookies... I have a few scrapbooking projects in the works to give as gifts... but that's a *secret* as well because the gift is for my mom and she reads this blog. Hi, mom! Merry Christmas! ;)

So, I know we haven't been around lately... there's going to be a big change in the Design Team coming in January, so we're kind of in an in-between phase. Add to that the usual hustle and bustle of the Holidays and what you've got is an embarrassingly dead blog. Sorry 'bout that! :)

Estee, Jenny, and Frances will be leaving us at the end of this month. :( They will be SO very missed. I've become very close to them... us Design Team ladies really get to know each other in the course of working together. Estee and Jenny even met in person this year. How cool is that?

So, I wanted to give a tribute to these gals by showcasing some of my favorites of their work from their time on the Mosh Posh team. I was always so inspired by their creative abilities!

Estee Stone

Jenny Dziekan

Frances Silvia

So, that's the talent we have to say goodbye to!!! :(

But, the good news is the 3 ladies we get to welcome to Mosh Posh... our new Design Team members who will be beginning with us in January (actually, Amy is not completely new to us. She was our guest designer in July 09).

Let me introduce you to their blogs some of their fabulous designs:

Amy Coose

Laina Lamb

Jennifer Davis

And... little ol' me. I get to stay around and work with these amazing kits with the new girls! Yay!

So, a sad farewell to our old friends and a warm welcome to our new friends! Stay tuned to the blog for sneaks of the January kit and more inspiration.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Card Challenge!

Mosh Posh is super excited to have a Holiday Card Challenge this month!!! We would love love love to see some cards!!

To give you a little inspiration, you should check out what the design team created:

Jenny Dziekan
Brook Magee
Frances Sylvia
Estee Stone

The Rules: Create a card using your Mosh Posh kit for any holiday that you celebrate in December. It can be any size and any style. Link your card here to this post so that we can check it out. You have until December 30th at 10:00PM CST to link your card.

The Reward: One lucky card maker will receive a prize! Our winner will be randomly selected by our design team and will be announced on December 31st, 2009.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at EsteeLynn(at)gmail(dot)com. We can't wait to see what you created!

Welcome New Design Team!

First, thank you SO much for all the entries, it's always so hard choosing from them. We would like to welcome the following ladies and give them a huge congrats! You can see their work starting with our January kit.

Brook Magee-Design Team Coordinator
Amy Coose
Jennifer Davis
Laina Lamb

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Kit: Christmas Cheer

December is here! A chill is in the air, chestnuts are roasting, sugar plums are being dreamed of, Kristen has bagged up a kit of jolly goodness, and the cute little Design Team elves have been busy with their festive scrapbooking supplies!

Check out the newest Mosh Posh kit...

... and the embellishment add-on...

...and the amazing Design Team layouts!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the BIG 50% off sale!!!

Why not let Santa go shopping for YOU this holiday season??? ;) For the month of December, 3 month subscriptions are discounted. If you sign up, all of your add-ons and sale purchases ship for free with your kit! Niiiiiice!

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Scrapping to you!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just a reminder...

Submissions for the Mosh Posh Design Team call are due tomorrow!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Have a Wonderful and Plentiful Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flowers Anyone?

Hey there ladies! It is Tuesday...Technique Tuesday at Mosh Posh. And today I am going to share how I created the paper flowers on my November layout, "Tiny Princess." First, here is a look at the paper flower that I created on my layout...
So versatile, don't ya think? I can see them on a fall layout, like I designed here, spring, or summer layout. Here are the steps I take to create my paper flowers...

Step 1: Gather supplies: double-sided patterned paper, paper trimmer, crop-a-dile, brad, and cutsie center embellishment.

Step 2: Cut paper to desired length depending on the size appropriate for placement on your layout. The thickness is also optional, but I usually cut the strips to 1/2 an inch thick. I also tend to use 5 strips to make a flower.

Step 3: Punch a hole in both sides of each strip.
Step 4: Loop the strips to where both holes meet and insert a brad to hold the strips together.
Step 5: Add an embellishment to give a finished look and to cover the overlapping paper.
Ok...there ya have it...S-I-M-P-L-E! These really are easy and I just love how the paper you choose can be the perfect complement to your layout. Nothing upsets me more than to be in the "scrappy groove," and not be able to find a flower or other embellishment to match what I have going. If you use a paper flower like this, there would be no worries! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ACK!!! It's Monday again!!!

So, here on the Mosh Posh Blog, Mondays are all about how to get your scrapping on without too much stress or time. We like to call it "Manic Mondays". Funny, but whenever it's my turn to do the post on Monday I get stressed and I feel rushed about it... because for real, Mondays ARE manic and I usually have 50 million things on my to-do list! I rarely scrap (or blog... LOL) on Mondays because I'm just way to busy to get creative. :)

With that in mind, I came up with a little bit of inspiration for you this Monday. It's a little technique called "hunt and gather". You probably know what I'm talking about... but let me explain. When you are too busy and time is not your friend, act like a hungry multi-tasking klepto squirrel (does that make sense?). Gather your nuts all throughout the day so that at the end of the day (or week) you will be ready. Just dig through your stash of supplies, your photos, your ribbon, your notebook of sketches (you have one of those, I hope!), and grab a scrap sheet of paper to write journaling prompts.

Now, find a bare surface or empty bin/basket in your house. If you're like me, claim a section of the kitchen counter or dining room table and start gathering there. Your husband will LOVE this! If you're sitting at your computer at work, create a mental pile. The point is to think about the layout and plan it out before you begin.

For each pile of "nuts" you have one layout. Gather them slowly throughout the day or week, whenever you have time. Each pile should eventually contain everything you need for each layout. Think of it as a mini kit that you're building from your larger kits and personal stash. As you gather, be thinking of title ideas and even your journaling... add those to the pile, too! THEN, when you have the time all the silly gathering work has already been accomplished. Just grab your pile and get to work. I do this and it saves me a ton of time. :)

TIP: When your piles of "nuts" are driving you nuts, just stick them in those handy dandy gallon zip-lock baggies your Mosh Posh kits come in. Then, stick those baggies in the shipping box. BUT I don't suggest creating so many piles that you end up putting them away and forgetting about them. Try to only have two piles at a time... and start building your layout the first chance you get to scrap!

Happy gathering!!!

My current pile:

Hey! That looks a lot like the December kit! Hmmm... maybe because it IS the December kit?

November Kit winner is....

Gabi said...

Whoa I've never heard of your site until they mentioned it over at the Cosmo Cricket blog! I'm so happy to have found it, and I will be checking ya'll out everyday now! Thanks!!!

Congrats! Please email me with your shipping information. Thanks to everyone who left us a comment.

Friday, November 20, 2009

And The Winners Are...

We at Mosh Posh would like to thank you for making our Blog Hop so much fun!! We appreciate every single person who took the time to enter our challenges, took the time to comment and blog hopped along with us. We {heart} our Mosh Posh members!! You guys are the best!

And now our winners!! Are you ready!!??

The winner of our Week One Giveaway is: PamS

Blogger PamS said...

I love each and every change of the seasons. They all signal something new. I love the cooler temps of fall along with all the color changes. And bonfires with all the leaves.

November 10, 2009 11:00 AM

Our Sketch Challenge Winner is: Shana

Blogger Shana said...

Well I didn't think I would get it done in time but here it is! Really like this sketch. Thanks for the chance!

November 17, 2009 3:52 PM

The winner of the Week 2 Giveaway is: Nitasha

Blogger Nitasha said...

Oh, this is a tricky question...but for the sake of following rules, I'll say out of my fav 5 lines, Cosmo Cricket is currently number one and have been for a while!

November 16, 2009 4:23 PM

Last, but not least, the winner of our Thank You Card Challenge is: Heather Landry
Blogger Heather Landry said...

Sorry for the duplicate post... I forgot to add the link to the other one. I'm such a goof! LOL

November 19, 2009 7:29 PM

Once again, thank you thank you thank you to everyone who participated and played along!! All of our winners were randomly chosen and we really wish that we could choose everyone!! If you were one of our lucky winners, please email me at EsteeLynn(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much!! :)

We will be having a Holiday Card Challenge next month, so get those ideas sketched out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Time For Another Blog Hop!!

Are you ready to see what the Design Team is up to this week? Our Blog Party is sadly coming to an end and we hope that you have had as much fun as we have!

Brook Magee
Jenny Dziekan
Frances Sylvia
Estee Stone

Be sure to check out all 4 blogs and come back here to let us know that you hopped. By letting us know, we will give you an additional *3 chances* to win the Week 2 Giveaway!! You don't want to miss out on that!

We will be announcing ALL of our winners tomorrow, so don't forget to stop by! Happy Thursday and happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are You Ready For A Challenge?

November is one of those months that just makes me thankful. I get excited planning a Thanksgiving meal for my family and it just makes me more mindful of all of the wonderful things that I have in my life.

My challenge to you is to create a Thank You card. Any size. Any style. You just do what you do best. Leave a comment here with a link to your card so I can check it out. You have until Friday (November 20) at 11:00AM CST to link your card. (I will announce the winner that same afternoon)

Our one lucky winner will win this collection of journaling spots. Journaling is, to me, the most important part of my layouts. The story behind the photo is the whole reason that I scrapbook. With these journaling spots, you will be able to tell your story!

Tomorrow we will be having another blog hop, so I hope that you will stop by tomorrow! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dec. Sneak

I am so super excited about December's kit....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog Party Week 2 Giveaway!

Are you ready for Week 2 of the Mosh Posh Blog Party?? We have lots of fun planned! Kristen has been kind enough to pull together another prize for you guys for the big giveaway. I spy Sassafras Lass, Prima, Jenni Bowlin and Pink Paislee! Oh, my!

As always, If you'd like to increase your chances:

-send a friend to this thread and have them leave a comment and she'll get her chance and you'll get an extra one, too OR/AND

-post a link on your personal blog about our Blog Party and we'll give you 2 extra chances (make sure to leave us a comment here so we can check it out)

For this giveaway, I would like to know what your very favorite scrapbooking company is. I know it's a hard decision, but let's hear it!

You have until 10:00AM CST on Friday, November 20th to enter your name for this giveaway. We will be announcing ALL of the winners on Friday. Have fun and good luck!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home Decor - Mosh Posh Style

This month's Mosh Posh Gallery was full of inspiring Home Decor projects! I was amazed by all of the different styles that were created using the same products. The above garland was created by Frances Sylvia. I love how she used the cool Cosmo Cricket letters.

You saw this wall hanging already in my post about our wonderful Guest Designer, Linda Albrecht. There is just so much to love about it, I don't know where to start. I think that the stitching and those tall flowers are my favorite.

Linda also created these for us this month! Aren't they just gorgeous!! I am thinking of taking a similar approach for some Christmas ornaments. I just love how she layers.

Jenny Dziekan created this garland and I just love how she attached the pumpkins with ribbon. I also love that she thought to include a picture. Why didn't I think of that?

If you hopped along with us yesterday, you already saw these too cute for words pumpkins that Brook Magee created. Um, hello! The girl can paint!

This is the garland that I created using felt and patterned papers. I totally cheated and connected my leaves with staples!

Have you created any home decor items using Mosh Posh kits??? If so, leave a comment here or email them to me at EsteeLynn(at)gmail(dot)com. I would love to feature some of our amazing readers on the blog next week. If you have any amazing layouts to share, send them along too!! We would love to see what you guys are creating!

We will be back on Monday with a whole new GIVEAWAY for you, so have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday!! :)


Hey, it's Brook here to cut into Estee's fabulous post to announce the winner of the fan blinkie RAK:

Karen and Kyle said...

Cute! I added it to my blog too...

November 6, 2009 4:50 PM

Congrats Karen and Kyle! Please email me at magee3 (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize. :)

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